Greece’s new central bank governor sworn in

Yannis Stournaras was sworn in as new Bank of Greece governor on Friday during a ceremony presided over by Greek President Karolos Papoulias. Recently appointed Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis was also present at the ceremony.

Speaking to the press following the event Stournara noted he believed the Greek economy was currently on a «better track» and that in his role as central bank governor he would «protest the interest of Greek people.»

Stournaras previously served as finance minister for two years.